FCCNY Mentorship Program Application
The application for FCCNY’s Mentorship Program for Chinese Adoptees, mentees (ages 10-17) and mentors (18+), is now open!
The Adoptee Board is excited to offer you an opportunity to participate in the second year of FCCNY’s Mentorship Program! We hope to continue providing opportunities for Chinese adoptees to create long-lasting relationships. Our goal is to foster a strong community within FCC and allow young adoptees to have a role model who has a similar identity and life experiences.
We will be capping this year’s program at 28 people (14 mentees and 14 mentors). Mentors must be 18 years old and up, mentees must be from the ages of 10 to 17. A waitlist will be enabled if the program is full before the deadline of Sept 13th. We will not be accepting late applications.
Parents may sign their children up as mentees through their FCCNY accounts and prospective mentors can sign up through their Young Adult accounts.
In order to register, you must log into your membership account (join or renew your membership if you have not already).
Applicants must have active FCCNY membership, but do not have to be located in the New York area since this will be an entirely virtual program due to COVID-19. We are excited to offer this program to people outside of the New York area who have recently joined our FCCNY community through our virtual events!
The price for this program will be $150 for mentees ($20 per additional child) and $20 for mentors. This contribution will allow us to send materials for special events we will host throughout the year.
Payment for the program will be requested after the informal interview/before the start of the program. If you are unable to pay at this time, please email us to see what we can work out.
This program will launch in October and is a full academic year commitment, ending in June.
There will be two meetings per month: one meeting in your small group and one meeting with the whole mentorship program. At both meetings, we plan to have fun activities and discussions that will create strong bonds between mentees and mentors. Additionally, mentors will serve an important role in helping the mentorship program committee brainstorm future event ideas that they think mentors and mentees will enjoy. Ultimately, mentors will serve as role models and friends to mentees, especially during a time where a lot of us are staying indoors.
We have listened to mentor/mentee feedback from the first year and are excited to bring a new and improved structure to our program.
The mentorship program team is working hard to come up with events that will help us bond, even if it’s through video calls! Here’s what to expect:
Both prospective mentors and mentees should expect an informal interview with one of our team members
Monthly activities/Netflix Parties/Game Nights hosted by our Mentorship Team
Mentor-only events and increased mentor participation to help us improve our program
Consistent scheduling for events and meetings with advanced notice so that you can mark your calendars early!
We are also excited to start off the program this year with small groups, instead of pairs. With these “pods,” each small group will have two mentors and two mentees. This will allow participants who might be on the shy side to slowly warm up to this program. We are hoping that this will also allow mentees to bond with more than one older adoptee!
Applications open on August 22nd and close September 13th.
After signing up, all applicants can expect to receive a follow-up email from one of the mentorship program committee members to conduct an informal interview so that we can get to know you (or your child) better!
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting our new mentors and mentees!